Centenary Gala Ball
Our Centenary Gala Ball took place on Saturday, 4 March with the Club’s birthday certainly being celebrated in style.
The event kicked off with a walk along the red carpet before entering the “Garden Party”. Members and Guests were able to enjoy a glass of bubbles along with a fantastic selection of canapes prepared by Peter and the Kitchen Brigade. We were also entertained by a band from The McDonald College. Thankfully the weather played its part and it was a wonderful way to start the evening.
From the garden to the dining room and once everyone was settled Michael Rowan welcomed one and all to the event before handing over to our MC, Cameron Daddo. Cameron provided a quick welcome with the first of two Centenary History Videos being played, this was followed by the opening courses.
Throughout the night a number of Members were asking about the “new Team Members” that were helping out in the Kitchen and on the floor. Little did they know that they were “undercover talent” who produced a Three Tenors style performance that was met with acclaim.
The second video of the night was then shown and was followed by an address from Cameron Daddo.
It was then time for dessert and as the team peeled back the event doors unveiling a selection of tasty treats our big band, being “Dancing in the Shadows of Motown”, struck up an inviting playlist that filled the dance floor.
It was an amazing night and I would like to again thank the Centenary Committee for all their help in organising this event and to all our fantastic Team Members who went above and beyond.
I think Sally Moffat’s note to me best sums up the Gala Ball:
“I just want to thank and congratulate you on an amazing night. Everything was superb from the beginning of the night in the garden to inside with the bands. Food delicious and entertainment the best. Honestly, the best night we have ever had at PH. Well done to everyone involved.”
Thanks to Sally and the host of Members who have let me know just how much fun they had at the Club.